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Welcome!  I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. 

My research interests are in American political institutions and cover legislative politics, Congress, information dynamics in policy-making, and the interbranch relationship between Congress and the bureaucracy.  I use empirical approaches and novel data sources to answer questions about how political institutions influence the behavior of political actors and policy outcomes in American politics.


My recent work advances a new understanding of how institutions shape the search and use of information in policy-making.  Some of this research appears in my book Hearings on the Hill: The Politics of Informing Congress (with Ju Yeon Park and Hye Young You), in production at Cambridge University Press.


My other research is published in the American Political Science Review, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies QuarterlyBusiness and Politics, Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, and Political Science Research & Methods.  I received my Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2018.


My CV is available here.

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